Stairs can make a statement...

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Stairs can make a statement...
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Sat, 04-13-2013 - 1:21pm

You know how people "ooo" and "ahhh" over winding staircases like in Gone with the Wind? Well, tou don't have to have a staircase like that to make an impression. We already mentioned how you can paint staircases in the painted floors thread. And here are some "inspirations for other staircase ideas, some of which DO incorporated painted accents!

Fab Five: Front Stairways

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Painted Treads

Classic Colonial

Winding Stairs

Built-In Shelves

Red Accents

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Fri, 08-23-2013 - 12:45pm

Handsome Halls and Stylish Stairs 
Handsome Halls and Stylish Stairs

by Marisa Villarreal

Check out quick and easy ideas for enhancing the halls and stairs that lead through your home.

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 7:12pm

I remember a show on DIY Network some years ago with Michele Besche (I think it was called "B. Original" and was a sort of countryrustic/hippie chic kind of show) , where she decorated the risers of stairs with a mix of ornamental trims from the lumber department of the home store! That was when *I* wished we didn't have carpeted stairs! LOL

Sadly that episode is not on the web site (the show is long defunct) but I did find this one: 6953 ways to decorate stair risers! http://www.houzz.com/decorating-stair-risers

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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 3:27pm

I was just looking over this slideshow- SO many cute ideas! I'm loving the stenciled stairs idea as well as the inspiring words idea. The painted runner is neat too.  It almost makes me wish I didn't have carpeted stairs! 

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 12:21pm

From Drab to Fab: 10 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Stairs

From zebra decals to nautical stripes, we've rounded up 10 creative ideas to give stairs a new look (12 Photos)
By Lia Wiedemann
http://www.ivillage.ca/living/home/drab-to-fab-10-creative-ways-to-dress-your-stairs